PALA 2016 will cover a wide range of topics relating to current research on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition including theoretical, empirical and applied issues, around the theme Processability and Multilingualism, which highlights the challenges and opportunities facing researchers in an ever changing, and ever more multilingual, world.

Keynote speakers:

  • Manfred Pienemann (Paderborn, Honoris Causa Lund)
  • Kumiko Sakoda (National Institute for Japanese Languages & Linguistics).
  • Satomi Kawaguchi  (Western Sydney)

The symposium is open to everyone, with no participation fees, but participants are required to register in advance here.

PALA 2016 is jointly organized by Tokai University (Japan), Western Sydney University (Australia), and the Institute of Cultural Science at Chuo University (Japan).